The Big Announcement

I’ve been hinting at a Big Announcement for a long time. Sorry about that. I know those were all teases. Well this one is no tease. I made good on my promise. I have an announcement, and it’s probably what you’re expecting. I just can’t concentrate on anything else until I make it known.

Look what I did.




And whenever I think about the fact that I’ve signed up for a full marathon, this…


or this…

Jimmy Stewart faint


or something like this…

totoro gif


But hopefully when I’m done I’ll feel more like this:

i did it

with a hefty dose of…

Mononoke did it

Ultimately what I’m hoping for is…

I did it Falkor


Though I might make my way to the finish line doing something like….

crawl to the finishAnd once I’m done, pretty sure I’ll resemble…

tired slime


Shock. Amazement. Wonder. Fear. All things I’m feeling right now…


I’m at the beginning of a journey; and whatever happens, it’s happening!


Have you run a full marathon? Tips for a first-timer? Please share in the comments!



  1. Congrats!!! You won’t regret the journey!! Annnnnd this post was hilarious haha. You had me totally cracking up. Great start to the morning

  2. I’ve run one 26.2 and my best advice is just to embrace and enjoy every moment from the first training to the finish line. Any other advice I can give you upon request.

    1. Thanks so much! Do you have any advice about fueling during the race? Do you just use gels (or the equivalent) or do you eat anything else during the marathon? Proper fueling seems to be my biggest struggle. Can’t quite get it right.

      1. I strictly use Hammer Nutrition products and used a combination of gels and a liquid electrolyte supplement for my marathon. I wrote a post on it entitled “my marathon fueling secrets revealed!” That will explain things in detail for you. Also, I’m not a big fan of the whole carbo loading deal but I believe in eating light.

  3. Hilarious! I just did my first one. Enjoy the process… practice fueling on the long runs, and when you get to race day, don’t change a thing. Be in the moment. And just focus on finishing, no other goal.

    1. Thank you so much for the advice. Yeah I’ll definitely need to practice fueling. I still can’t seem to get it right, even on my half marathons. More trial and error is needed I suppose. Great advice. Happy running!

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